Orchids can be a difficult flower to grow indoors because they are usually found growing in nature. It is possible to purchase orchids to grow indoors or in a greenhouse. As long as you are familiar with the living conditions that orchids need to grow, then you can grow orchids indoors. Here are some tips to care for the wholesale orchids you have purchased.
The major thing that makes orchids and other kinds of orchids different from other houseplants is that they do not grow in soil. In fact, potting an orchid in soil is sure to kill the plant. When they grow in the wild orchids cling to the bark on trees. Orchids should be grown in a similar way. They should be planted in pots filled with chips of bark, stones, or some other loosely packed material. This allows the roots to be exposed to air and allows water to drain quickly. If wholesale orchids are left in standing water, they will eventually die.
Wholesale orchids also need to have the temperature variations of the plants that are grown in the wild. In nature, orchids experience a difference in temperature between night and day. You can simulate this change in the home with wholesale orchids by dropping the temperature at least 10 degrees at night. This will encourage flower buds to set more readily. Wholesale orchids can survive without this change in temperature, but they will not necessarily thrive without it.
The leaf color of wholesale orchids will indicate whether or not the orchid is getting the right amount of light. Dark green leaves indicate the plant is not getting enough light to bloom. If the leaves have a grassy color, then the plant is getting the right amount of light for blooming. Yellowish color leaves mean the plant is getting too much light.